Category: Europe

Turkey: Certified Halal Food Sector’s 2nd Meeting in Turkey

| 09/08/2011 | Reply
Turkey: Certified Halal Food Sector’s 2nd Meeting in Turkey

2nd Halal and Healthy Products Fair, its only example in Turkey, will be held at the CNR Expo Istanbul on 13-16 October 2011. The 4th International Halal and Nutricious Food Conference “Importance of a global single standard for increasing Halal food trade” will also be held during the event.

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France: No longer niche, Halal food finds mass market

| 06/08/2011 | Reply
France: No longer niche, Halal food finds mass market

French retailers and food manufacturers are realizing there’s money to be made by embracing halal, food produced according to Islamic law. Though sales tend to spike during Ramadan, halal is very much a year-round market.

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UK: Stunning Arguments

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Stunning Arguments

When it comes to halal, it’s all about trust, according to some in the trade, but with a lack of labelling and the constant debate over stunning, that trust might be hard to come by.

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France: Clamour for health drives French chilled foods

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
France: Clamour for health drives French chilled foods

Chilled processed food was one of the best performers within the broader French packaged food market in both value and volume terms in 2010. Sales were underpinned by strong demand for natural products beneficial to health and wellbeing, combined with increased innovation and consumers eating in more regularly.

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UK: New Company, Jealous, Launches Halal Sweet Range For All

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
UK: New Company, Jealous, Launches Halal Sweet Range For All

Sweet lovers in the UK now have more choice to enjoy as a new range of high-end boxed sweets, made purely from natural ingredients and suitable for people with dietary or ethical requirements, has launched.

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Opinion: London’s historic connections to Islam

| 04/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: London’s historic connections to Islam

Professor Jack Lohman, director of the Museum of London, gave a talk on London’s historical connections to the Arab world. A good bulk of the talk, however, went into the history of the Muslim presence in this city. Today, at the beginning of Ramadan, it is great to see the vibrancy that that history has led to.

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Opinion: Halal slaughter: Islamic Method vs Western Method

| 03/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Halal slaughter: Islamic Method vs Western Method

The following comments from Dr Jawad Hidmi will support his scientific point on the topic of Islamic slaughter and will be based only on the scientific explanation and evidence, away from religion, belief and doctrine. Also away from politics.

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Opinion: Halal food products: Lucrative business amid strong demand

| 31/07/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Halal food products: Lucrative business amid strong demand

The logistics of the Halal industry show a dynamic market in the Muslim world. Halal products’ rate of growth, undoubtedly, indicates areas creating opportunities for investment and food national security. Halal food products and their supporting service providers will have to work harder to ensure participants meet Halal requirements.

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UK: EBLEX Research Project Investigates Mutton Quality

| 26/07/2011 | Reply
UK: EBLEX Research Project Investigates Mutton Quality

EBLEX, working together with the University of Bristol and the organisation for beef and sheep levy payers, hopes to be able to identify clear practices that will allow producers and processors to offer a more consistent eating experience for mutton.

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Malaysia: Malaysia will double EU trade in ten years – trade minister

| 13/07/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Malaysia will double EU trade in ten years – trade minister

After the failure to reach a EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Malaysia is entering serious negotiations with the European Commission for a bilateral agreement. An interview with the Asian country’s International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed.

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UK: EDL protest at Simonstone home of Euro MP Sajjad Karim

| 09/07/2011 | Reply
UK: EDL protest at Simonstone home of Euro MP Sajjad Karim

A BURNLEY Euro-MP and his family were left terrified last weekend after a group of protesters from the English Defence League targeted his Simonstone home. Mr Karim has also been sent offensive emails over his stance on halal and kosher meat.

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Italian company creates halal mozzarella

| 06/07/2011 | Reply
Italian company creates halal mozzarella

The changing fabric of Italian society has given a new twist to one of the country’s signature delicacies, with the advent of halal mozzarella.

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EU: Ansa Regrets Dutch decision

| 01/07/2011 | Reply
EU: Ansa Regrets Dutch decision

ANSA (Association of Non Stun Abattoirs) has expressed dismay at the decision of the Dutch lower parliament to pass a law that would ban ritual slaughter in accordance with both Jewish law, known as shechita, and Muslim law, known as halal.

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EU: Stunning of cattle a big issue in Europe’s abattoirs

| 30/06/2011 | Reply
EU: Stunning of cattle a big issue in Europe’s abattoirs

The Dutch Parliament has angered Muslims and Jews by moving to ban killing of animals in abattoirs without stunning first. Ritual killing for religious reasons must now be preceded in the Netherlands by the use of a gas or electric stun gun.

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EU: Dutch approve ban on religious animal slaughter

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
EU: Dutch approve ban on religious animal slaughter

The Dutch parliament passed a bill Tuesday banning the slaughter of livestock without stunning it first, removing an exemption that has allowed Jews and Muslims to butcher animals according to their centuries-old dietary rules. However, the bill must still pass the Senate, which is unlikely before the summer recess.

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EU: Halal Debate Adds to Dutch Muslims’ Woes

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
EU: Halal Debate Adds to Dutch Muslims’ Woes

Last week, Jews and Muslims wrung a concession out of lawmakers when the lower house agreed to an amendment. If religious organizations can show that their method of slaughter causes no more pain than industrial slaughtering, they will obtain a license for five years.

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UK: Asda celebrates 10 years with £1bn sales of local food

| 24/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Asda celebrates 10 years with £1bn sales of local food

On the day that Asda celebrates its 10th year working with local suppliers, the retailer announces that is has clocked up £1bn of sales since it began working with local and ethnic suppliers in 2001.

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Spain: Export Demand Driving Spanish Halal Food Sector

| 23/06/2011 | 1 Reply
Spain: Export Demand Driving Spanish Halal Food Sector

Spanish Halal production is on the rise, with more than one hundred meat businesses currently holding the Halal certification (20% more than in 2008). Despite the growing domestic demand, Spain exports around 70 per cent of all its halal production with exports covering products such as meats, vegetable oils, cheese and spices.

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EU: Dutch Jews, Muslims appeal ritual slaughter plan

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
EU: Dutch Jews, Muslims appeal ritual slaughter plan

Jewish and Muslim representatives Thursday appealed to Dutch lawmakers not to enforce plans requiring animals to be stunned before halal and kosher slaughtering rituals. Dutch law required animals to be stunned before being slaughtered but made an exception for ritual halaal and kosher slaughters.

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Malaysia: HP Sauce And Tabasco Are Certified Halal

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HP Sauce And Tabasco Are Certified Halal

The brand owners for HP Sauce and Tabasco, HJ Heinz and Mclhenny Company, refuted recent claims that both brands are not halal-certified. The companies said in a statement Friday that both brands are in full compliance of regulatory guidelines by their respective halal certified bodies.

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